Friday, April 13, 2012

Why The Left That Hilary Rosen Represents Hate The Romneys


It's taken a little while for this to rise to the surface, but now it is apparent why the Romneys are so anathema to the left-wing ideology.

Here is the first clue:

Here is the second clue:

Here is the third clue:

Here is a fourth clue:

Here is a fifth clue:

The top two photos represent one vision of society; the bottom three another.

You see, the top two represent old thinking as far as the left is concerned... the notion of a nuclear family where the father earns an income and the mother is present to guide the development of their children.  Much too 1950s and earlier.  And definitely racist.

Now a family is any two people plus children.  Or maybe it is just any one unwed mother and children.  And if they are not the traditional family, then that is even better because they will be tied to the left who is giving them protection and validation.

This has nothing to do with the people who join together and who have children through adoption or artificial insemination. They can be wonderful people, too.  This has everything to do with the what constitutes a loyal party member... a loyal voting block of victims.

If the left-controlled government offers perceived social validation and even funding for those outside of the million or so year notion of a family, then there are loyal party voters created.  On the other hand, the Ward and June Cleaver prototypical family represents the outdated conservative values and responsibilities of marriage that stand in the way of "the government will make it all better" philosophy.
So, the Romneys are especially to be vilified because they not only have a decades long strong marriage despite Ann's serious illnesses, children who have grown to be responsible and productive adults, a strong faith and morals with a commitment to charity, and the individualism to make their own way in life without looking to the government for a handout in return for fealty to the emperor.
Why do you suppose Ann Romney was so vilified as someone who supposedly didn't understand how Americans had to struggle because she stayed home to raise five children?  Why isn't the unwed mother of five children born outside of marriage condemned for not understanding how taxpayers have to struggle to pay their taxes that go to support her irresponsibility?  No, it is the traditional mother who is to  blame for society's ills.  She doesn't understand work.  She doesn't understand struggle.  She just sits around the house watching soap operas.
Said [Hilary] Rosen: “What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country, saying, 'Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues, and when I listen to my wife, that’s what I’m hearing.' Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”

Now, Ann Romney is certainly not the poster child for the struggling mother working two jobs to keep food on the table for her children. But neither is Rosen. 
Rosen, a Washington power player and partner in a major communications firm, is the former chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America. The truth is, neither Ann Romney nor Hillary Rosen have lives that would look remotely familiar to 99 percent of the world’s women.
The idea that “women’s work” is indeed valuable to society has long been a contention of feminists, so it’s strange to see a prominent Democrat lash out a stay-at-home mother and wife in this fashion. Feminists have agitated for as long as I can remember for society to value and respect the “unpaid work” that women do in the home and society. The fact that Ann Romney doesn’t struggle financially doesn’t make what she does any less valuable. I suspect there is a lot about how she has contributed to her community that we don’t know. [source]
Rosen, by the way, happens to be a lesbian feminist who adopted two children with her former partner before they chose to go in opposite directions.  Perhaps she simply feels threatened by what Ann Romney represents... everything Rosen isn't.  Why did Rosen treat her "partnership" so cavalierly?  Did her career come first?  Well, that's to be admired!  Mitt and Ann's faithfulness?  That's simply beyond understanding.  It's unreasonable in today's world.

But that's the problem with generalizing the way Rosen did.  Sure Ann Romney enjoys a financial lifestyle that most people don't have.  So, does Michelle Obama.  Golly, gosh, gee whiz... so does Hilary Rosen.  Well, then they all can't understand, eh?

Well, what about fairness?  Yeah, what about it?

And this is exactly what yesterday's post was all about:


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The high priestess of US monetarism - a revered figure at the Fed - says the central bank is itself the chief cause of the credit bubble, and now seems stunned as the consequences of its own actions engulf the financial system. "The new group at the Fed is not equal to the problem that faces it," she says, daring to utter a thought that fellow critics mostly utter sotto voce.
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What should the Federal Reserve do now? Step back... and don't be so anxious to raise rates at the first sign of economic improvement.
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